Nougat coming soon to the Xiaomi Mi5 via MIUI 8


The Xiaomi Mi5

Xiaomi’s track record with Android updates hasn’t been stellar to say the least. They rarely update the Android versions of their devices, and even when they do it’s hard to notice. This is in part due to MIUI’s heavy customizations.

Thankfully, Xiaomi plans to update their current flagship the Mi5 to Android Nougat fairly soon. The update will ship along with MIUI 8 for the Mi5 and will supposedly improve its battery life and performance.

installing-google-play-on-miui8Along with that, Xiaomi is also searching for Global Beta testers for the Mi5, Mi Max and Redmi 3S/Prime. If you’re keen to join the program, you can do so here. You’ll want to hurry though, registrations end tomorrow.

With this, we can expect it to be only a matter of time before other Xiaomi devices receive their Nougat updates. Perhaps the upcoming Mi5C and mystery CES Xiaomi device will ship with Nougat? Only time will tell, we suppose.

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12 Comments

  1. SnowyCat
    November 29, 2016

    Currently using the Chinese Alpha and i like it..i’m just missing xposed… 🙁 rip

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      November 29, 2016

      & how exactly did you get alpha relase? Even this is tied to closed beta & they never did nor they should relase alphas? I am not even really keen for beta, still tons of work to be done on kernel side.

      • SnowyCat
        November 29, 2016

        i applied for it and got selected with dozens of others on their forum
        to search for bugs and report them

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          November 29, 2016

          Well it’s not alpha but a early beta. Alpha begins when you menage build to boot & ends when you have fixed at least almost all functional problems so it’s strictly the closest developer’s circle only, closed beta is resolving the rest & tuning it up, open beta server for hunting remaining bugs that are hard to spot & or reproduce & for final performance tuning. I am a bit tired of developmen right now and don’t have enough time for it so I didn’t apply but I will catch up later & do my part at Xda.
          Best regards.

  2. SnowyCat
    November 29, 2016

    Currently using the Chinese Alpha and i like it..i’m just missing xposed… 🙁 rip

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      November 29, 2016

      & how exactly did you get alpha relase? Even this is tied to closed beta & they never did nor they should relase alphas? I am not even really keen for beta, still tons of work to be done on kernel side.

    • SnowyCat
      November 29, 2016

      i applied for it and got selected with dozens of others on their forum
      to search for bugs and report them

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      November 29, 2016

      Well it’s not alpha but a early beta. Alpha begins when you menage build to boot & ends when you have fixed at least almost all functional problems so it’s strictly the closest developer’s circle only, closed beta is resolving the rest & tuning it up, open beta server for hunting remaining bugs that are hard to spot & or reproduce & for final performance tuning. I am a bit tired of developmen right now and don’t have enough time for it so I didn’t apply but I will catch up later & do my part at Xda.
      Best regards.

  3. Alex
    November 30, 2016

    Well, Xiaomi most probably doesn’t update the phones as the concept we have here it’s not same as the one at US: 2 year upgrade circle through subsidised contracts. Given the price range of their products, one can easily buy a new phone every year making the update a much less critical issue. Nevertheless, MIUI is always updated with the latest security patches and software updates regardless the version of Android it runs on.

  4. fanboi
    November 30, 2016

    Is there a more up-to-date Xiaomi phone than the Redmi Note 2 with removable battery? Will one ever be released?

  5. Alex
    November 30, 2016

    Well, Xiaomi most probably doesn’t update the phones as the concept we have here it’s not same as the one at US: 2 year upgrade circle through subsidised contracts. Given the price range of their products, one can easily buy a new phone every year making the update a much less critical issue. Nevertheless, MIUI is always updated with the latest security patches and software updates regardless the version of Android it runs on.

  6. Guest
    November 30, 2016

    Is there a more up-to-date Xiaomi phone than the Redmi Note 2 with removable battery? Will one ever be released?